Brandon Caldwell

Online Editor

Born in Houston, Texas, Brandon Caldwell has written for numerous publications including the Village Voice, the Houston Press, About, DJBooth, Refined Hype and more. He’s also the Editor-in-Chief of and a student at the University of Houston seeking a BA in Journalism. He currently resides in Houston.

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Texas Southern University to Establish New Criminal Justice Research Center

Texas Southern University continues to be a leader in the progression towards criminal justice reform. The historically black college and university recently announced the establishment of the Center for Justice Research or CJR. The center is the latest in an initiative designed to produce innovative solutions to criminal justice reform and address challenges in America’s criminal justice system.

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Rep. Shelia Jackson-Lee, Rep. John Lewis Host Townhall On Criminal Justice Reform

With civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) in attendance, a townhall on criminal justice reform Wednesday became the center for a larger discussion about one of the more troubling civil issues facing America currently.

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Shea Serrano’s Life Story Is Set to Come to ABC

The New York Times best-selling author of ‘The Rap Year Book: The Most Important Rap Song From Every Year Since 1979, Discussed, Debated, and Deconstructed’ and ‘Basketball (and Other Things): A Collection of Questions Asked, Answered, Illustrated’ is set to pen a pilot to an upcoming ABC comedy helmed by ‘Parks And Recreation’ creator Mike Schur. The premise for the single-camera comedy focuses on Serrano’s childhood in San Antonio where his five uncles all had varying perspectives on manhood.

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Trae the Truth and Cricket Wireless Team Up to Aid Hurricane Harvey Victims

Cricket Wireless and Trae Tha Truth teamed up to continue relief efforts in the Houston-area following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. The wireless provider and legendary Houston rapper’s Angels By Nature foundation helped deliver mattresses to families across the city.

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"Marshall" Is A Measured, Solid Biopic

The parallels between the American justice system of say the late 1940s and today aren’t so much different, especially with matters of race. Even as more crime procedurals hit television, real-life has shaped our beliefs of the justice system and a fair deal. Hollywood also knows this. It’s also figured out a way to navigate the space of telling good to great biopics in the same time frame. In “Marshall,” the story of the first African-American Supreme Court Justice and arbiter of the Civil Rights Movement doesn’t roll out a point A-to-B story, or even rundown his life’s work like the re-telling of a Wikipedia page. Instead, the latest Chadwick Boseman starring biopic centers around one of the first significant cases he argued and won.

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Standing with Jemele Hill Is Standing On The Side of Right

Two weeks ago, Jemele Hill became the most famous, or somewhat infamous sports-media personality in America.

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A Houston Paramedic Who Saved Lives During Harvey Now Faces Potential Deportation With DACA Ruling

Life for Houston-area paramedic Jesus Contreras has not been the same since Hurricane Harvey. Contreras worked six consecutive days, rescuing people from floodwaters and taking some individuals to local area hospitals. Contreras’ job through the hectic days that followed the storm’s initial landfall on August 24 made it impossible for him to consider his own well-being throughout.

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Jay-Z’s “Moonlight” Video Is A ‘Black Friends’ Episode With A Twist

A loaded cast mocks Friends and real-life in Jay-Z’s “Moonlight” video.

Jay-Z has released the latest video from his 4:44 album. Centered around the “Moonlight” / “La La Land” snafu at this year’s Academy Awards, “Moonlight” from Hov is a call to wonder why people are still signing with labels and entities knowing that they may get screwed over in the end.

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75 St & Canal C0: Born From Family

Every entrepreneur has his or her ups and downs. Go to any seminar across the country and you will hear one individual lament on the hardships taken to get to a certain perch. In the case of Victor Bernal, or as he is better known in Houston - DJ Prolyfic, the battle to get to a certain position occurred on two fronts, personal and professional.  

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Smokey Robinson Debuts Skincare Regimen Partnership With Skinphonic

Smokey Robinson is one of America’s more eternal frontmen; the “King of Motown” not only crafted the words we used to serenade girlfriends, crushes and wives, he managed to look youthful throughout his career. Now with his wife Frances, the collaboration between the pair and some of America’s top skincare formulators and renowned skin specialist Dr. Edward Dickerson have resulted in a product just for you. Skinphonic is a skincare solution product designed specifically to battle needs faced by people of color.

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